This Easy Peach Crisp Recipe with Maple Oats combines juicy peaches with a nutty oat topping and a hint of spice. It's easy to whip up and perfect for summer brunch or dessert!
There are few things that say late summer better than a perfectly ripe peach with its intensely juicy sweetness.
If summer flavor could be bottled, it would be liquid gold peach juice that’s the color of sunshine.
Peaches are one of my favorite fruits this time of year. I usually just eat them out-of-hand, which explains the scarcity of peach recipes on my blog!
However, it’s nice to have a few go-to recipes for those times when you find yourself with an abundance of peaches. Peach jam is always a good idea, there’s nothing better than a seasonal pie, crumble, or crisp for dessert on a summer evening.
What's the Difference Between Peach Cobbler and Peach Crisp?
A fruit cobbler is fruit baked in a dish with biscuit-like dough on top that puffs up as it bakes.
Fruit crumble is fruit that's baked with a streusel topping, which typically includes butter, flour, and sugar.
Similarly, a fruit crisp has a streusel-type topping that typically contains oats and/or nuts.
Easy Peach Crisp Recipe
This Easy Peach Crisp Recipe with Maple Oats is a humble dessert. However, it feels elegant in its simplicity in a very comforting, homey way.
Of course this is a great brunch option as well as dessert (it’s basically oatmeal and fruit, right?).
You can top it with a dollop of yogurt or whipped cream, or French vanilla ice cream for bit of indulgence.
This crisp only needs 15 minutes of hands-on prep time and then it babysits itself in the oven. As it cooks, it fills the house with the aroma of peaches, and the hardest part about making it is waiting the 10 minutes for it to cool so you don’t burn your tongue before diving in!
I added a handful of walnuts to the crisp topping here, but pecans would also be perfect. Or you can skip the nuts if they’re not your thing.
A hint of warm spices takes this dish to the next level and really pulls out the other flavors.
Use the best ripe local peaches you can get your hands on for this recipe. And savor the fact that part of what makes this dish and all seasonal cooking so special is that they’re only available for a short time every year.
BetterOats Steel Cut Maple & Brown Sugar
Because maple is such a great pairing with peach, I used Better Oats Steel Cut Maple and Brown Sugar Instant Oatmeal with Flax to make the crisp. All I had to do was cut in butter; no need to add any other flavorings!
This oatmeal is a good source of fiber and omega-3 fatty acids. The pre-measured pouches make it an easy and convenient choice for quick weekday breakfasts on school and/or work mornings.
They’re a great option for breakfasts while you’re traveling too. the pouch can be used to measure the water, and then the oatmeal can be made right in the microwave in just two and a half minutes!
I love this because I’m always looking for healthier breakfast options that can be made in a hotel room when I’m traveling to make life easier.
More Peach Recipes to Try:
- Peach Burrata Salad
- Mini Frozen Peach Coconut Cream Pie
- Ancho Chili Peach BBQ Sauce
- Gluten Free Peach Shortcake
- Peach Pie
- Almond Vanilla Chia Pudding with Peach Pie Topping
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Easy Peach Crisp Recipe with Maple Oats
- 4 pouches Better Oats Steel Cut Maple and Brown Sugar Instant Oatmeal with Flax 1 slightly heaping cup/172g
- 6 tablespoons unsalted butter chilled and diced
- ½ cup walnuts coarsely chopped
- Preheat the oven to 350F; get out a 2-quart gratin dish.
- Stir together all ingredients for the peaches in a large bowl until well combined; let the mixture sit for 10 minutes. Pour the peach mixture into the gratin dish along with any juices that have collected in the bottom of the bowl.
- Add the oatmeal to a medium-sized bowl and cut the butter in with a fork or pastry cutter until mixed (you will have some pieces of butter the size of small peas). Mix in the walnuts. Sprinkle the oat mixture on top of the peaches.
- Bake until the crisp is golden on top and bubbling around the outside, about 45 to 55 minutes.
- Cool 10 minutes, and then serve.
- Instead of pumpkin pie spice mix, you can use ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon + ¼ teaspoon nutmeg if you prefer.
This post was first published on An Edible Mosaic on July 29, 2016. I updated it with more information on July 31, 2020.
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